Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2016, 04:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
danrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 298
Driving in high winds

Arrived in Phoenix yesterday. During my trip here we had high winds gusting over 40mph. Most of it was while we were on I-40, and some during our drive on I-17. Curious on what is the highest winds anyone drove in. I have to say I was impressed on how well the rig handled. It wasn't any fun, but I felt comfortable driving. Although if the wind gotten any higher I would have pulled off. We did see a semi rolled over on the side of the road. Not sure if it was wind related. Had I'd been in my gas class A motorhome, I would have pulled off shortly after the winds started.
Now that we are here we are enjoying ourselves. Weather has been mild, staying under the 90's. Just hope we don't have to deal with the wind going back.
__________________
Dan & Connie
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Diesel Dually
2015 Redwood 38GK
2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited
2015 Polaris RZR 900
danrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 07:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
sinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 506
We have been in some strong winds towing. The worst was last year outside of Flagstaff. The gusts were 40+ and hitting us right front bumper and passenger side of rig. I slowed down and the rig pulled fine. Saw a class B swaying pretty good on the highway. The highest broadside wind gusts while parked was 55mph in Needles CA 2 years ago. I hated that event as our dining room slide was pushing in at the top during the gusts. Scary. Tonight we had 45+mph gust outside of Vegas, but luckily it was hitting the back of the rig. We were rocking for a couple of hours. I hate the high winds!
__________________
Dean & Pam - SOB
sinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 02:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 649
I don't drive in strong headwinds. I can't afford it.
__________________

Ron & Margaret
2014 Ram 3500 DRW 6.7, Aisin, 4.10
"Pequod" 2015 Redwood 38GK
Titan Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 03:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titan Guy View Post
I don't drive in strong headwinds. I can't afford it.
With all the brakes and tires you sell???
__________________
Scott
2015 38GK, Titan Brakes, H 114 Tires, IS
2015 Denali Dually
bergeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 09:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
travelin' texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,999
Drove in very high winds this morning from Camp Verde to Williams Arizona & parked just in time for the SNOW with those high winds, YUK! But the Denali & RW did a great job.
__________________
Danny & Linda
Former '13 FB owner
Currently rvless!
travelin' texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 09:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Char & Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,000
We haven't been in any major cross winds yet with the RW but while in Indiana last year I hit some horrible head winds and I watched the mileage go from 11 to about 6. As Titan guy said it got expensive feeding the beast.

Steve
__________________

2014 Redwood 36FL and 2015 GMC Denali 3500 DW Duramax
Char & Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 10:43 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
xtasee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 470
I could be a problem
Attached Images
File Type: jpg redwoodgonewrong.JPG (234.1 KB, 14 views)
xtasee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 11:18 PM   #8
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379
If your truck can handle the additional weight, fill your water tank in bad weather. With our RL the additional weight from the water went mostly to the truck which helped counter the effects from the wind. The heavier the tow vehicle the better.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 12:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,433
Dave, that suggestion doesn't work for some models. In the MBs, at least our '16, the Fresh Water tank is actually behind the axles, with the Gray and main Black in the Drop Frame section, the Galley and second Black, if equiped, are in the belly just in front of the axles.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" Sailuns w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 03:04 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
danrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtasee View Post
I could be a problem
When and where did this happen?
__________________
Dan & Connie
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Diesel Dually
2015 Redwood 38GK
2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited
2015 Polaris RZR 900
danrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 03:10 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
danrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titan Guy View Post
I don't drive in strong headwinds. I can't afford it.
How true!! Cut mine MPG in half.
__________________
Dan & Connie
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Diesel Dually
2015 Redwood 38GK
2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited
2015 Polaris RZR 900
danrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 04:02 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
xtasee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 470
Search the post " Redwood gone wrong" it was my new unit being transported for delivery
xtasee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 04:52 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 216
I've been in broadside winds of 45+ mph between Cheyenne and Laramie. This was with my previous truck which was a dually. The coach and truck did very well, although I would not attempt those winds with the current single rear wheel truck. I also did as Dave mentioned - loaded the water tank full to help add additional kingpin weight to the truck due to the severe winds all the way across NE, WY, UT.
__________________
2014 Ram 3500HD Longhorn
2013 Redwood 36RL
Enroute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 06:15 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 716
We hit the winds between Rawlings and Laramie a few times. One time in our Gas 36 MH and it was the first time I really got scared we were getting blown all over. the second time was in our Diesel pusher it handled the winds much better but when they got to 50mph we called it quits. I am not a fan of Wyoming or those winds. The RW seems to do fine but we have only had winds of 30-35 when traveling with it so far and that is enough for us.
__________________

2015 RL38
2018 FORD F350 SRW
RWJSIM2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2016, 02:02 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,856
When in WY, it's best to pull off to the side when safe. It can get crazy out there in a hurry.
__________________
2012 F350 KR CC DRW w/ some stuff
2013 36FL
Cindy and Tom, Toby and Kasey (our Berner and Newfie)
Oh...I forgot the five kids.
spindrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×